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Why humans cooperate : a cultural and evolutionary explanation

Author: Natalie Henrich; Joseph Henrich
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
Series: Evolution and cognition
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cooperation among humans is one of the keys to our great evolutionary success. This book examines this phenomena with a fusion of theoretical work on the evolution of cooperation, ethnographic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Henrich; Joseph Henrich
ISBN: 9780195300680 0195300688 9780195314236 0195314239
OCLC Number: 474042118
Description: xi, 267 s. : illustrations
Contents: Evolution, culture, cooperation and the Chaldeans --
Dual inheritance theory: the evolution of cultural capacities and cultural evolution --
Evolutionary theory and the social psychology of human cooperation --
The Chaldeans: history and the community today --
Family first: kinship explains most cooperative bahavior --
Cooperation through reciprocity and reputation --
Social norms and prosociality --
Culturally-evolved social norms lead to context-specific-cooperation --
Ethnicity: in-group preferences and cooperation --
Cooperative dilemmas in the world today
Series Title: Evolution and cognition
Responsibility: Natalie Henrich, Joseph Henrich

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I recommend this book as in introduction to the field. It is comprehensive and clearly written. * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute *

 
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